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  • CBS Campus Store (Formerly "Bookstore") Merchandise

    All merchandise prices below DOES NOT include tax. Shipping rates are listed below and are not included in the unit pricing.

    Shipping     Return Policy     Order Now

     

    Merchandise

    Description

    Unit Price

    CBS Cyan T-Shirts,

    4 colors

    $6.47

    CBS Beanie Hats

    Colors, sizes

    $11.08

    CBS Ball Caps

    3 Colors

    $10.16

    Removable CBS Logo Decel

    Approx. 7.5" x 5"

    $2.76

    1 Timothy 1:5 CBS License Plate Frame

     

    $12.00

    CBS Mini Tag

    Approx. 3" x 3"

    $1.84

    16 oz. CBS Oblong Coffee Mug

     

    $11.08

    22 oz. Engraved Green Ceramic CBS Stein Coffee Mug

     

    $8.31

    12 oz. CBS Speckled Bistro Green Coffee Mug

     

    $8.31

    16 GB CBS USB Thumb Drive

     

    $7.39

    CBS Key Ring

     

    $8.08

    CBS Logo Pen with Stylus

     

    $1.15

    CBS 5 in 1 Tool Box Pen

     

    $2.39

    CBS Black Duffel Bag w/ 2 pockets & Grey strap

     

    $9.24 

    Please read Shipping instruction and Return Policy, and fill out the order intent form below to let us know what you would like to order. Feel free to email us at CampusStore@cbshouston.edu if you have any questions or comments. Thank you.


     

      

    Fill out my online form.


     

    Shipping (Limited in the USA Only)

    All shipping will be through USPS (unless an alternative method is necessary). All shipping rates are posted for packages based on shipping and handling as seen in the scale. Tracking, signature confirmation and other services are extra and vary in price and must be purchased at the time of the original transaction. CBS Campus Store is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged packages. Buyer assumes all risks.  

    Shipping & Handling Scale

    Shipping Scale

     First Class Mail

    Express 1-2 Days

    Small Envelope (6"x6")

    $4

    $12

    Large Envelope (12"x12")

    $6

    $18

    Small Box (8"x8")

    $8

    $35

    Medium Box (10"x10")

    $12

    Shipping Varies

    Large Box (16"x16")

    $18

    Extra Large Box (24"x24")

    $24

     

     

    Return Policy

    All items returned to the CBS Campus Store must be in original but also excellent, and sellable condition free of any marks, or blemishes. Buyer must have original receipt with a purchase not more than 14 days old from purchase date if in person to return an item

    If within 14 days from the date of purchase and a request is made over the phone. A receipt must be sent through email to CampusStore@cbshouston.edu within 14 days of the purchase for a possible refund.  

    Upon a return of any item(s), return payments will be refunded according to the original purchase method, i.e. Credit Card, cash, etc.

    Credit will be refunded back to original credit card with credit card presented that day in person or over the phone. (Note: transaction refund may not appear on credit statement right away but may take up to 3 days).

    All items returned by mail will be at the buyer’s expense for shipping. If the CBS Campus Store refunds buyer, the return credit will be minus the original shipping cost from the original purchase. It is the CBS Campus Store’s discretion to determine if a returned item(s) are refundable.

    If you have any questions, please email us at CampusStore@cbshouston.edu. Thank you!

  • Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Professor of Leadership Studies

    • B.A., Moody Bible Institute (Bible & Pastoral Studies); 
    • MDiv., Moody Bible Institute (Pastoral & Spiritual Formation); 
    • PhD, Lancaster Bible College (Leadership Studies)

    Bio 

    • Dean Responsibilities:  Coordinates the college’s institutional research activities including collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting information on the characteristics of the college for use in decision making and strategic planning; research institutional data and interpret data analytics for the President and other offices. Track trends and report those trends in Institutional Fact Books, Strategic plan and other assessment planning documents. Prepare Institutional Reporting Documents: IPEDS, Self-Study Reports, Progress Reports, and Substantive Changes for Regional and National Accreditors: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Association for Biblical Higher Education 
    • Professor Responsibilities:  Teach on ground and online courses in the fields of Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Pastoral Ministry, Christian Education, Bible, Theology.   Interests:  Leadership Studies, Education, Assessment Planning, Spiritual Formation, Christian Education, Biblical Theology

    Publications and Awards

    • A Qualitative Study of Pastors' Devotional Practices Across Two Generations and Three Denominations (Wipf & Stock, Under Contract); 
    • Pivot Leader: Ten Decisions Every Leader Makes (Wipf & Stock,  Under Contract)
  • Professor of Biblical Studies

    • B. A., Arizona Bible College (Bible/Pastoral Studies); 
    • M.Div., Talbot Seminary (New Testament); 
    • D. Min, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (New Testament)

    Bio

    John Bechtle serves as Professor of Biblical Studies at the Indianapolis campus of the College of Biblical Studies. He has taught Greek and related subjects as an adjunct instructor for Crossroads Bible College since 2009.  He also helped the college develop its online degrees in Urban Ministry and Biblical Counseling. John was deeply involved in the local church as a young person in Phoenix, Arizona, and his passion for the Word of God was deepened by his Bible college training at Arizona Bible College.  He went on to earn a Master of Divinity degree in New Testament from Talbot Seminary, followed by a Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, with an emphasis in New Testament Greek Pedagogy. He began his teaching career at Arizona College of the Bible, where he served for 27 years as professor, registrar, and Vice President of Academic Affairs.  He specialized in teaching Greek, using a self-instructional workbook that he developed during his doctoral program.  He also taught a wide range of courses in Bible, theology, and church history.  He also served for a number of years as director of a distance learning program for home school students.  He and his wife Peggy have three children and five grandchildren.  He has always been involved in church music as pianist, organist, choir member, and keyboardist, and has taught adult Sunday School classes for over 45 years.  He has had opportunities to teach in a variety of settings:  as an Old Testament Walk Thru the Bible instructor, host of a daily radio Bible teaching program, as a traveling Bible teacher in Austria, and as a visiting teacher in Japan. 

    Publications and Awards

    • Greek Behind the Prof’s Back, self-published
    • Contributor to The Complete Biblical Library – Greek and Hebrew word studies, commentary of I John to Jude Researcher for the Proverbs volume in the Holman Bible Commentary (Max Anders, editor)
    • Contributor to Barron’s CLEP, 10th, 11th, 12th editions
    • Dr. Bechtle’s Web site (www.ezraproject.com) contains a variety of resources to help students get started on studying the original language of the New Testament.  He produces “Word of the Week,” a blog/email study of one Greek word in each article.  Free subscriptions are available on request.
  • Assistant Professor 

    • B.A., Cedarville University (Business Communication Technology) 
    • M.A.T., Aquinas College (Elementary Education) 
    • M.A., Indiana University (English)

    Bio

    Besides her credentials, Melissa brings to her position the skills and experience obtained over the years from various office positions before successfully educating her son and daughter at home. Melissa has experience teaching traditional-age college students and adult learners in courses such as writing, literature, communication, psychology, and technology in both face-to-face and online formats. She has taught for Grace College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Purdue University, and University of Indianapolis. One of Melissa’s Purdue University COM 114 student groups won first runner up in the Purdue University Spring 2019 Fraser Speech Competition.

    Throughout the year, as a way to bring Christ’s love to hurting families with sick children, Melissa provides card-making supplies to her writing students and delivers the finished cards to the Indianapolis Ronald McDonald House, across the street from Riley Hospital for Children, where Melissa’s infant daughter received chemotherapy treatments for her leukemia in 2007. 

    Melissa’s passion for people, travel, and God’s word motivates her within the classroom to connect with students and move them closer to their career, personal, and spiritual goals. In addition to ministering to students in her college classroom, Melissa substitute teaches at her church for both children and adult ladies. What brings Melissa joy is seeing God working in her life and hearing how God is working in other people’s lives, too.

    Current Publications

    • “Homeschooling During a Crisis.” The Informer. (Stilesville, IN: Indiana Association of Home Educators, Winter 2014)

    Future Scholarly Presentations and Publications

    • “Who has the Power in The Cherry Orchard?” Indiana College English Association Annual Conference: Author/ity: Questions of Power in and Beyond English, Indianapolis, Indiana (October 2019) 
    • “Relationships in Personality, Motivation, and Engagement in College Students after Using Kahoot!” Grand Canyon University (Dissertation)
  • Director of Spiritual Formation, Instructor

    • B.F.A., University of Houston (Graphic Communications); 
    • M.A., Dallas Theological Studies (Biblical & Theological Studies)

    Bio

    Lee Bouldin serves as Director of Spiritual Formation for the College of Biblical Studies-Houston. He administers the spiritual formation programs and helps create a spiritual environment that reflects the CBS mission and contributes to personal and organizational transformation. Lee has been on staff with CBS since 2000, having previously served as Manager of Enrollment Marketing, Director of Communications and, initially, Director of Development.  Attending CBS strengthened Lee’s passion for God’s Word and discipleship. Having enjoyed the privilege of being discipled by a CBS professor, he was inspired to enroll at Dallas Theological Seminary to hone his skills and better prepare himself for service to the body of Christ (M.A., Biblical and Theological Studies, 2017).   Since 2004, Lee has led a weekly Bible study at Covenant House Texas, a homeless shelter for at-risk young adults. This experience has provided opportunities to disciple and mentor young men toward a biblical worldview and a greater capacity for leading independent lives as socially and economically responsible citizens of their community.   Lee has been a member of BridgePoint Bible Church since 2008, where his service to the body includes Bible teacher, spiritual encourager and prayer shepherd. Lee is a native of Houston, Texas. He studied graphic design at the University of Houston (B.F.A., 1989), where he qualified for the Yale University summer design program in Brissago, Switzerland. He worked for a branding and design firm for 12 years before being called to CBS.

  • Associate Professor

    • B.A., Grace College (Biblical Studies) 
    • M.A.M., Grace Theological Seminary (Pastoral Ministries) 
    • D.Min., Baptist Bible Seminary (Biblical Counseling) 

    Bio

    Dr. Barger’s primary focus will be teaching in the areas of Biblical counseling and theology. He has also taught the courses Building a Biblical Lifestyle, Small Group Ministry Leadership, Developing a Biblical Perspective of Theology and Psychology, The Life of Christ, Marriage & Family Counseling, and Expository Preaching.

    He enjoys reading articles, books, blogs, etc. about current issues in counseling. He has always had an interest in the synergy of the body, the brain, and the mind, especially with regards to how cognition and behavior operate under the umbrella of sanctification. He also takes pleasure in studying the original languages of the Bible.

    Before coming to the College of Biblical Studies, Dr. Barger was the Equipping Pastor at Wawasee Community Bible Church in Milford, Indiana. He also served as the Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Oswego, Indiana.  He received his Doctor of Ministry degree in biblical counseling in 2014 from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.  Before that Kirk served as a missionary pastor in Norway for 8 years with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE).  He was also a Youth & Music Pastor at First Baptist Church of Goshen, Indiana early in his ministry years.  Dr. Barger has been a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC, formerly NANC) since 2002.  He was ordained in 1998.

    Kirk and Annette have been married for thirty-six years. They have four married children, JoyLynn (Matt) Nesbitt, Ryan (Alejandra) Barger, Melinda (Abe) Kline, and Landon (Brianna) Barger. They also have three grandchildren—Jade, Elliott and Amelia. Kirk has spent most of his life in ministry. His ministry in Norway has further fueled in him a real passion for inter-cultural and multi-ethnic ministry.

    Kirk’s hobbies include bike riding, walking, hiking, camping, running, and watching sports. He also loves to read.

    Publications and Presentations

    • An Examination of the Inner Man and the Biblical Procedures Necessary for Radical Transformation. 2014.  Baptist Bible Seminary, DMin dissertation.
    • Review of the book Between One Faith and Another: Engaging Conversations on the World’s Great Religions, by P. Kreeft. The Journal of Ministry and Theology, 22(1), 224-227 (2018). Retrieved from https://www.clarkssummitu.edu/seminary/journal-ministry-theology/archive/
    • “Understanding Why We Do What We Do & Learning How to Change” (Fall 2010) at Calvary Baptist Church, Oswego, Indiana.
    • “Love for a Lifetime” Marriage Conference (Fall 2012) at Calvary Baptist Church, Oswego, Indiana and (March 2018) at Wawasee Bible Church, Milford, Indiana.
  • Assistant Campus Store Manager, and Adjunct Professor 

    • A.B.S., College of Biblical Studies (Biblical Studies) 
    • B.S., College of Biblical Studies (Leadership)
    • M.A.C.E., Dollar Theological Seminary (Christian Education, Educational Leadership)
    • Ed. D., University of Mary-Hardin Baylor (Educational Administration)

    Bio

    Tracy L Winkler attended Houston Bible Institution or (HBI) in the early 1990’s when (CBS) was meeting at a local radio station for some of its classes. His goal was to learn Biblical literacy and find where God wanted him to serve in the Body of Christ. After being away for more than a decade, he came back to the College of Biblical Studies in 2005 to finish and pursue an Associates in Bible. He graduated in 2008  and then completed a Bachelor in Leadership from CBS in 2010. Since then, he completed a Master’s in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary with a concentrate in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate in Educational Administration with a concentrate in Higher Education from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. He married his lovely wife, Cathy, in 2000. They have four teenage children which is among his interests in serving the Lord. His other interests are Special Needs ministry, (where he serves on a board of a local special needs organization,) Church history, with a specific focus on The Reformation, and revival/ spiritual awakening in the past. He has taught in the church in various capacities from Bible study, preaching as a pulpit supply and a missions coordinator for local para-church organizations. Dr. Winkler has recently joined the faculty of CBS with an appreciation of what he considers a “full circle” of educational endeavor. From being a student at CBS and now teaching as an instructor. One of his instructors, though many have inspired him, has stood out in his mind. Roy Ledgerwood, from the (HBI) days of CBS taught Church history, for example. Roy’s passion for church history has influenced and sparked his desire to continue a lifelong interests in Church history along with his other educational endeavors. It is with this same passion that Dr. Winkler wants his students to be inspired and explore their biblical interests as they serve the Lord and it is his hope to influence the next generation of CBS students to pursue a lifelong endeavor to learn. Some of his prior learning experiences in life has also uniquely prepared him to teach a class on Prior Learning Assessment or PLA. With this in mind, Dr. Winkler is teaching an elective class to help students benefit from their prior learning experiences. Students can receive credit for life experience through the PLA elective courses offered at CBS. 

    Publications and Awards

    • Evangelical America: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious Culture (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Publishers, 2017. Articles written for the encyclopedia on: Dr. Tony Evans Dr. Charles Swindoll)
    • Dissertation:  “Faculty Perceptions of Training and Support for Providing Effective Instruction for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education”
  • The College of Biblical Studies is committed to the safety of our students and staff. Our priority is to create a campus environment in which people are safe from physical harm and property is secure, in a manner that meets or exceeds federal, state and local laws, as well as CBS policies that regulate these matters. It is the intent of CBS to provide a safe and secure environment for students, visitors, and others with whom we serve. Most of the specific threat procedures are listed on the General safety page. CBS rents space from the Summit and therefore is subordinate to some of the emergency policies set forth by the building which includes fire drill activity and other general safety procedures related to the building. 

    In the event of an emergency take the following steps: 

    • Call Fort Wayne’s emergency number - 911. 
    • Call the property management office at 260-446-3200 so they can assist EMS in the process.

    Security

    In the event of a security threat the Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) should be notified immediately by calling 911. Local police are the primary response agency for all crimes and incidents on campus, including emergency assistance, investigating, and documenting incidents.

    CBS Watchman Alert System 

    The CBS Watchman Alert System uses text, e-mail, and voice messages to alert CBS students and employees in the event of an emergency or urgent situation. Alert messages are sent to registered mobile phones, home phones, and e-mail addresses. 

    Crisis Management App

    The Crisis Manager mobile application for the College of Biblical Studies (CBS) makes our emergency information more readily accessible. The average smartphone/tablet user has their mobile device close to them most of the time. During an emergency, it is often intuitive to pick up your mobile device. This customized app places CBS emergency information onto a single platform designed to help guide our staff and students through an emergency event.

    This free app provides preparedness/response procedures and emergency contacts behind easily identifiable icons that are categorized by the type of event or emergency situation. This app will provide the CBS family easy access to our Emergency Guide (tiles), which, once downloaded to the device, is not dependent on internet access. 

    Some of the features included in the app are simple formatted instructions, intuitive graphics, direct dial emergency contacts (smartphones only), a flashlight tool for mobile devices that support it, an audio alarm to alert others of your location if you are in danger or trapped, and a space to input your personalized emergency information such as evacuation routes and meeting locations. 

    crisis manager app icon 

    Here are the official instructions for download:

    1. Go to your mobile Apps store,  search and download "schooldude crisismanager"
    2. Once downloaded, click “Open
    3. Select “OK” to receive “Crisis Manager Notifications
    4. Select “Continue without logging in
    5. Select “Client Plans
    6. Scroll down and select “College of Biblical Studies” 
    7. Select “CBS Crisis Management Plan – Fort Wayne
    8. The Crisis Manager Apps should now appear on your phone. 

    crisis manager app pic

     Give us feedback! We would like to know about your experience with the Crisis Management App. Contact us with any comments or questions by emailing us at facilities@cbshouston.edu or calling 832-252-4676.

    Active Shooter Training and Drills

    Training videos are offered on our website to be viewed anytime. CBS conducts scheduled drills to simulate an on-campus active shooter. These drills will not only prepare CBS staff and faculty, but will also allow the Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) to familiarize themselves with the layout of the building should they ever need to answer such a call.

     

     Useful External Emergency Local Numbers

    Contact

    Number

    VIA Properties Maintenance, Management, and Security  

    (260) 446-3200

    Police & Fire Emergency        

    911

    Fire Department Administration    

    (260) 427-1170

    Indiana State Police - Administration     

    (260) 432-8661

    Police Department - Administration     

    (260) 427-1222

    Sheriff Emergency       

    911

    Sheriff’s Department - Administration     

    (260) 449-7535

    Medical Emergency       

    911

    Hazardous Chemical Spill/Biological Terrorism  

    (800) 424-8802

    Poison Information Center     

    (800) 222-1222

     

    Campus Map

    Fort Wayne Campus Map

     

    Safe Environment Home

  • The College of Biblical Studies (CBS) is committed to the safety of our students and staff. Our priority is to create a campus environment in which people are safe from physical harm, and property is secure, in a manner that meets or exceeds federal, state, and local laws, as well as CBS policies that regulate these matters. It is the intent of CBS to provide a safe and secure environment for students, visitors, and others with whom we serve. Most of the specific threat procedures are listed on the General safety page. CBS rents space in the Pyramids. Therefore, we are subordinate to some of the emergency policies set forth by the building, which includes fire drill activity and other general safety procedures related to the building. 

    Security

    The Pyramids employs Protection Plus  security service  for the security needs of the building. They are trained to face any threat, and employ many off-duty police officers who have extensive experience in security and are prepared for any situation that may arise. Protection Plus Security has protected clients in the central Indiana area since 1988. Protection Plus  and local police are the primary response agencies for all crimes and incidents on campus, including emergency assistance, investigating, and documenting incidents. Protection Plus utilizes Electronic surveillance to monitor the building and parking lots. 

    CBS Watchman Alert System & AMG Alerts

    The CBS Watchman Alert System  uses text, e-mail, and voice messages to alert CBS students and employees in the event of an emergency or urgent situation. Alert messages are sent to registered mobile phones, home phones, and e-mail addresses. CBS Watchman Alert System is fully supported by CBS. 

    The Pyramids utilizes AMG Alerts as their emergency alert system that can be used to rapidly communicate with tenants, staff and students in case of emergency. Click on the attached link below and fill out the information requested. AMG Alerts is strictly a Pyramids supported system. You can select how you want to be contacted, either by telephone, text or email by clicking on the link below. 

    AMG Alerts

    Parking & Security Escort

    Students should park in designated parking spaces listed on the diagram in red. 

    Parking at the Pyramids

    Students can call Protection Plus for an escort to their vehicles at 317-244-7569.  After hours, it will connect with a dispatcher.  Once on site, the guard will monitor the area and follow them to their cars in the patrol car. 

    Crisis Management App

    The Crisis Manager mobile application for the College of Biblical Studies (CBS) makes our emergency information more readily accessible. The average smartphone/tablet user has their mobile device close to them most of the time. During an emergency, it is often intuitive to pick up your mobile device. This customized app places CBS emergency information onto a single platform designed to help guide our staff and students through an emergency event. 

    This free app provides preparedness/response procedures and emergency contacts behind easily identifiable icons that are categorized by the type of event or emergency situation. This app will provide the CBS family easy access to our Emergency Guide (tiles), which, once downloaded to the device, is not dependent on internet access.

    Some of the features included in the app are; simple formatted instructions, intuitive graphics, direct dial emergency contacts (smartphones only), a flashlight tool for mobile devices that support it, an audio alarm to alert others of your location if you are in danger or trapped, and a space to input your personalized emergency information such as evacuation routes and meeting locations.

    crisis manager app icon

    Here are the official instructions for download:

    1. Go to your mobile Apps store,  search and download "schooldude crisismanager"
    2. Once downloaded, click “Open
    3. Select “OK” to receive “Crisis Manager Notifications
    4. Select “Continue without logging in
    5. Select “Client Plans
    6. Scroll down and select “College of Biblical Studies” 
    7. Select “CBS Crisis Management Plan - Indianapolis
    8. The Crisis Manager Apps should now appear on your phone.

    crisis manager app pic

    Give us feedback! We would like to know about your experience with the Crisis Management App. Contact us with any comments or questions by emailing us at facilities@cbshouston.edu or calling 832-252-4676.

    Active Shooter Training and Drills

    Training videos are offered on our website to be viewed anytime. CBS conducts scheduled drills to simulate an on-campus active shooter. These drills will not only prepare CBS staff and faculty, but will also allow the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) to familiarize themselves with the layout of our campus should they ever need to answer such a call. 

      

    Useful Internal/External Emergency Local Numbers

    Contact

    Number

    Pyramids After Hours Emergency Number

    1-866-336-9409

    Pyramids Management Office: Non-Emergency

    317-875-5055

    Police & Fire Emergency        

    911

    Fire Department/Haz Mat: Non-Emergency    

    317-327-6041

    Police Department :  Non-Emergency   

    317-327-3811

    Medical Emergency       

    911

    St. Vincent Hospital: Non-Emergency

    317-238-2345

    Poison Control Center     

    1-800-222-1222

     

    Safe Environment Home

  • The College of Biblical Studies is committed to the safety of our students and staff. Our priority is to create a campus environment in which people are safe from physical harm and property is secure, in a manner that meets or exceeds federal, state and local laws, as well as CBS policies that regulate these matters. It is the intent of CBS to provide a safe and secure environment for students, visitors, and others with whom we serve. 

    Security

    To support the CBS security department, the College employs Professional Guard Patrol Security. This department accomplishes its mission through excellence in policing, safety, and security. Professional Guard Patrol and local police are the primary response agencies for all crimes and incidents on campus, including emergency assistance, investigating, and documenting incidents. CBS security is the liaison with local police, fire, and medical response agencies. CBS security may be reached during normal business hours at 281-448-4900 or 713-545-8602.

    Parking & Security Escort to Vehicles

    Students should park in designated parking spaces on the main campus parking lots where the lighting is the most efficient. Security escorts are provided during hours of operation for any reason by calling 713-545-8602.

    CBS Watchman Alert System

    The CBS Watchman Alert System uses text, e-mail, and voice messages to alert CBS students and employees in the event of an emergency or urgent situation. Alert messages are sent to registered mobile phones, home phones, and e-mail addresses. 

     Crisis Management App

    The Crisis Manager mobile application for the College of Biblical Studies (CBS) makes our emergency information more readily accessible. The average smartphone/tablet user has their mobile device close to them most of the time. During an emergency, it is often intuitive to pick up your mobile device. This customized app places CBS emergency information onto a single platform designed to help guide our staff and students through an emergency event.

    This free app provides preparedness/response procedures and emergency contacts behind easily identifiable icons that are categorized by the type of event or emergency situation. This app will provide the CBS family easy access to our Emergency Guide (tiles), which, once downloaded to the device, is not dependent on internet access. 

    Some of the features included in the app are; simple formatted instructions, intuitive graphics, direct dial emergency contacts (smartphones only), a flashlight tool for mobile devices that support it, an audio alarm to alert others of your location if you are in danger or trapped and a space to input your personalized emergency information such as evacuation routes and meeting locations.

     

    crisis manager app icon

     

    Here are the official instructions for download:

    1. Go to your mobile Apps store,  search and download "schooldude crisismanager"
    2. Once downloaded, click “Open”
    3. Select “OK” to receive “Crisis Manager Notifications
    4. Select “Continue without logging in”
    5. Select “Client Plans
    6. Scroll down and select “College of Biblical Studies” 
    7. Select “CBS Crisis Management Plan Houston”
    8. The Crisis Manager Apps should now appear on your phone.

    crisis manager app pic

    Give us feedback! We would like to know about your experience with the Crisis Management App. Contact us with any comments or questions by emailing us at facilities@cbshouston.edu or calling 832-252-4676. 

    Active Shooter Training and Drills

    Training videos are offered on our website to be viewed anytime. CBS conducts scheduled drills to simulate an on-campus active shooter. These drills will not only prepare CBS staff and faculty, but will also allow the Houston Police Department (HPD) to familiarize themselves with the layout of our campus should they ever need to answer such a call. 

     

    CBS Campus Numbers

    CBS Campus Security

    Dispatch 281-448-4900 
    Cell 713-545-8602

    CBS Facilities #1

    713-545-8543

    CBS Facilities #2

    713-545-4906


    Useful External Emergency Local Numbers:

    Name of Agency

    Contact Number

    Ambulance/Fire/Police/Sheriff

    911

    Ambulance Non-Emergency

    713-222-3434

    American Red Cross

    713-526-8300

    Ben Taub Hospital

    713-793-2000

    Boxer Management Company

    713-777-7368

    City of Houston

    713-247-1000

    Electric - Reliant

    713-207-7777

    Fire Non-Emergency

    713-227-2323

    Gas – CenterPoint Energy

    713-659-2111

    Harris County

    713-755-5000

    Hazardous Materials

    911

    Health Department

    713-439-6000

    HPD Non-Emergency

    713-884-3131

    Memorial Hospital Southwest

    713-776-5151

    Poison Control

    1-800-764-7661

    Water

    713-754-0600

     

    General Resource Links

    Center for Disease Control Prevention
    Regional Disaster Preparedness
    FEMA
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    World Health Organization
    Texas Department of State Health Services
    American Red Cross
    Harris County Homeland Security & Emergency Management

     

    Safe Environment Home

  • Welcome to the Online Campus!

    CBS Online

       

    Admissions | Student Services | Apply | Contact Us

     

    The College of Biblical Studies has an Online campus in additon to physical campuses in Houston, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne. Leveraging its academic rigor and biblical worldview training, CBS offers a nationally and regionally accredited college education on-ground and online. CBS Houston has provided biblically based education to more than 26,000 students since 1976 and is ranked as one of the lowest tuitions in Texas. 

    Our online campus offers a wide selection of courses that fit your schedule. Your education is only a click away, anwhere, anytime!

     

     

     

    Pastor David Harrison Interview   Juan Carlos Heredia Testimonial   Chanelle Coleman Testimonial 

     

     Houston  Indianapolis    Fort Wayne 

     

  • Welcome to the CBS Indianapolis Campus!

    Indianapolis Campus   

    Admissions | Student Services | Apply | Contact Us

     

    Crossroads Bible College and College of Biblical Studies have merged           

    CBS-Houston Campus

    Houston, TX – The College of Biblical Studies in Houston, TX and Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, IN have officially merged. This announcement comes at the end of more than 18 months of preparation by boards and leadership teams of both schools to merge the two institutions. With this merger, CBS has relocated the Indianapolis campus from 601 N. Shortridge to the Indianapolis landmark, Pyramids at College Park.

    CBS has worked extensively to expand the opportunities for Crossroads’ students: More degree programs to choose from, lower tuition, expanded scholarships and financial aid, updated technology, modern campus, and most importantly, regional and national accreditation.

    “The College of Biblical Studies and Crossroads Bible College have long shared a common goal of bringing quality biblical higher education to a multiethnic population,” said Dr. Bill Blocker, president of the College of Biblical Studies. “This merger equips us to accomplish this mission in new and greater ways, and it establishes a richer foundation for Indiana communities.”

    The merging of the two schools expands the reach of CBS with the addition of the Indianapolis and Fort Wayne campuses, as well as broadening the on-campus and online programs. “This merger provides our students with exciting opportunities that were not available before. Regional accreditation and new degree programs will prepare them for the future in ways we could not have done on our own." said Dr. Charles Ware, president emeritus of Crossroads Bible College.

    With the completion of the merger, the colleges will operate as the College of Biblical Studies and will offer classes in Houston, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and online.

    About the College of Biblical Studies

    The College of Biblical Studies is located in Houston, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne. Leveraging its academic rigor and biblical worldview training, CBS offers a nationally and regionally accredited college education onground and online with several programs offered in the Spanish language. Students receive transformational education and training for service to families, ministries, businesses, and communities around the world. CBS has provided biblically based education to more than 26,000 students since 1976 and is ranked as one of the lowest tuitions in Texas.

     

    Indianapolis 

    The College of Biblical Studies is located in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and Houston. Leveraging its academic rigor and biblical worldview training, CBS offers a nationally and regionally accredited college education on-ground and online. CBS Indianapolis prepares students intellectually, spiritually, and relationally for a lifetime of Christian service.

    Classes at CBS Indianapolis are offered in 15-week, 5-week, and 1-week formats. We are located in Building One of the Pyramids, 3500 DePauw Blvd., Indianapolis.

    In addition to the Pyramids, CBS Indianapolis has offered courses at College Park Churchconveniently located at 2606 W. 96th St., Indianapolis. CBS offers one of the lowest tuitions in Indiana.

     

     

     

    Pastor David Harrison Interview   Juan Carlos Heredia Testimonial   Chanelle Coleman Testimonial 
     

    Houston     Fort Wayne      Online

     

  • Welcome to the CBS Fort Wayne Campus!

    Fort Wayne Campus

       

    Admissions | Student Services | Apply | Contact Us

     

    The College of Biblical Studies is located in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and Houston. Leveraging its academic rigor and biblical worldview training, CBS offers a nationally and regionally accredited college education on-ground and online. CBS Fort Wayne offers one of the lowest tuitions in Indiana.

    To meet the challenges of busy working adults, CBS Fort Wayne offers classes ONE night a week, ONE class at a time for 5 weeks. Our campus is located at 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne.

      

     

    Pastor David Harrison Interview   Juan Carlos Heredia Testimonial   Chanelle Coleman Testimonial 

     

    Houston     Indianapolis     Online

     

  • Welcome to the CBS Houston Campus!

    Free Bible Study Methods

     

    Admissions | Student Services | Apply | Contact Us

     

    The College of Biblical Studies is located in Houston, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne. Leveraging its academic rigor and biblical worldview training, CBS offers a nationally and regionally accredited college education on-ground and online. CBS Houston has provided biblically based education to more than 26,000 students since 1976 and is ranked as one of the lowest tuitions in Texas. 

    Our Houston campus offers day, evening, and weekend classes. We are centrally located at 7000 Regency Square Blvd., Houston, TX 77036. 

     

     

     

    Pastor David Harrison Interview   Juan Carlos Heredia Testimonial   Chanelle Coleman Testimonial 

     

    Indianapolis    Fort Wayne     Online

     

  • Bachelor of Science with Split Majors in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership (BSCL) - Accelerated Degree Completion

    Program Coordinator: (English) Michale R. Ayers, Ph.D.; (Spanish) Sergio Estrada, Ph.D.

    The purpose of the 120 credit hour program with split majors in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree is designed to provide Christian leaders with biblical and theological education in order to equip them for a life of vocational or lay service as a leader in the church, parachurch, and/or business. Upon completion of the program, successful students will:

    1. Understand and apply the servant leader model for leadership.

    2. Develop functional frameworks for effective leadership skills.

    Students take only one course at a time in the CBS core curriculum, attending one 4-hour class session, with breakout for small-group collaborative and independent work each week. The courses are accelerated and are five weeks in length. The program is 24 months of six consecutive semesters, requiring 9 credits each semester from the CBS core curriculum. Students are members of a continuing class, a cohort group, among whom an atmosphere of shared learning; personal, family, ministry, and career interests develops. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with major in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership.

    The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and Christian Leadership degree is composed of upper division college-level courses totaling 54 credit hours offered in an accelerated form as follows:

    1. The 54 hours consist of eighteen courses.

    2. Students’ focus will be on one course at a time.

    3. The same group of students will progress through the entire program together.

    4. At graduation, successful students will have cumulative college-level credits as follows:

    • 54-hours CBS baccalaureate core curriculum–all earned at CBS
    • 36-hours general education courses–transferred-in and/or earned at CBS
    • 30-hours free elective courses–transferred-in and/or earned at CBS

    DEGREE AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    Bachelor students are expected to complete all degree and graduation requirements pursuant to their degree program no later than one year following the successful completion of the research project course. Failure to comply will result in the student being withdrawn from the Bachelor’s program and subjected to re-enrollment procedures and fees.

    1. Successful completion of all admissions requirements including completion of high school diploma or GED

    2. 54 credit hours of BSCL curriculum

    3. 36 credit hours of approved general education

    4. 30 credit hours of approved free electives

    5. Cumulative 2.0 grade point average

    6. Satisfactory completion of 2 units in Christian Service Learning Program and 2 Spiritual Formation units

    7. Intent to Graduate Form filed by submitted date

    8. Academic advising sessions including all post testing and measurements

    9. Graduation/Diploma fee

    10. No unresolved disciplinary matter, including but not limited to, student code of conduct violations, library, and/or financial obligation.

    11. Completion of exit counseling for students with Stafford or PLUS loans

    12. Approval by CBS faculty

    13. See Graduation Requirements for additional requirement(s) for all academic programs

    DEGREE PLAN FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP (ADCP) 

    English Curriculum

    This cohort program is a lockstep program and the MAJOR COURSES are designed to be taken in order as shown by this table:

    MAJOR COURSES

    HRS

    MAJOR COURSES

    HRS

    ENGLISH 9 hours

     

    GENERAL EDUCATION 3 hours

     

    English Composition 1

    3

    ENGL 3330 Advanced Research and Writing

    3

    English Composition 2

    3

    BIBLE and THEOLOGY 27 hours

     

    Literature

    3

    BIBL 3301 Biblical Interpretation

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE 3 hours

     

    THEO 3330 Major Bible Themes

    3

    Western Civilization or US History

    3

    BIBL 3311 Special Issues in the Pentateuch

    3

    PHILOSOPHY/SOCIAL SCIENCES/RELIGIOUS STUDIES 6 hours

     

    BIBL 3312 Special Issues in the Historical and Wisdom Literature

    3

    Social Science/Religious Studies1

    6

    BIBL 3313 Special Issues in the Prophetic Literature.

    3

    FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES 3 hours

     

    BIBL 3321 Special Issues in the Gospels

    3

    Fine Arts/Humanities2

    3

    BIBL 3322 Special Issues in Acts and Pauline Epistles

    3

    MATH/SCIENCES 6 hours

     

    BIBL 3323 Special Issues in the General Epistles

    3

    Computer Science or Math

    3

    THEO 3331 Theological Method

    3

    Natural Science3

    3

    LEADERSHIP STUDIES 24 hours

     

    COMMUNICATIONS 3 hours

     

    LSCL 4340 Introduction to Christian Leadership and Leader Development

    3

    Speech4

    3

    GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 6 hours

     

    LSCL 4341 Personal Pilgrimage and Character in Leadership

    3

    Any courses from the categories above

    6

    FREE ELECTIVES 30 hours

     

    LSCL 4342 Relationships and Visioneering in Leadership

    3

     

    30

    LSCL 4343 Interpersonal Skills for Leadership

    3

    ORIENTATION non-credit

     

    LSCL 4344 Organizational Skills for Leadership

    3

    ORIE 1013 Orientation

    n/a

    LSCL 4345 Case Studies in Leadership and Ethics

    3

    CHRISTIAN SERVICE 2 units

     

    LSCL 4346 Applied Leadership Research Project I

    3

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1

    1u

    LSCL 4347 Applied Leadership Research Project II

    3

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2

    1u

     

     

    SPIRITUAL FORMATION 2 units

     

     

     

    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation, 1

    1u

     

     

    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation, 2

    1u

     

     

    1 History, Philosophy, Logic, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Public Policy, Counseling, Bible, Theology, Foundations of Spiritual Life or Apologetics.

    2 Foreign Language, Music Theory, Philosophy or Art Appreciation.

    3 Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Geology or Anatomy and Physiology.

    4 Expository Preaching classes, MSPM 3301-3305, may substitute for Speech. These classes are for men only. MSCE 3323 Women Teaching Women may substitute for Speech. This class is for women only.

     

    DEGREE PLAN FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP (ADCP) IN ENGLISH

    Suggested Sequence

    Year

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    1

    ENGL 3330 Advanced Research and Writing

    BIBL 3301 Biblical Interpretation

    THEO 3330 Major Bible Themes

    BIBL 3311 Special Issues in the Pentateuch

    BIBL 3312 Special Issues in the Historical and Wisdom Literature

    BIBL 3313 Special Issues in the Prophetic Literature

    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation, 1

    BIBL 3321 Special Issues in the Gospels

    BIBL 3322 Special Issues in Acts and Pauline Epistles

    BIBL 3323 Special Issues in General Epistles

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1

    2

    THEO 3331 Theological Method

    LSCL 4340 Introduction to Christian Leadership and Leader Development

    LSCL 4341 Personal Pilgrimage and Character in Leadership

    LSCL 4342 Relationships and Visioneering in Leadership

    LSCL 4343 Interpersonal Skills for Leadership

    LSCL 4344 Organizational Skills for Leadership

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2

    LSCL 4345 Case Studies in Leadership and Ethics

    LSCL 4346 Applied Leadership Research Project I

    LSCL 4347 Applied Leadership Research Project II

    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation, 2

  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership - Accelerated Degree Completion

    Program Coordinator: Michale Ayers, Ph.D.

    Purpose and Objectives: The 120 credit hour Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership at CBS is designed for those pursuing exemplary organizational leadership in business, management, entrepreneurship, church, or parachurch organizations. The curriculum supports a unique philosophy that affirms the business and organizational competencies necessary for success, while challenging students to see organizations as strategic stewardships of Christian leaders. The degree program seeks to develop traits of character and competence in students and prepare them to face the challenges of leadership in an ever-changing world. Upon completion of the program successful students will be able to:

    1. Understand biblical leadership and appreciate the value of that leadership in a business environment

    2. Develop analytical expertise and functional frameworks drawn from a broad range of managerial skills

    Students take only one to two online courses at a time in the CBS core curriculum. The courses are accelerated and are five to seven weeks in length. The program is 24 months of six consecutive semesters, requiring 9 credits each semester from the CBS core curriculum. Students are members of a continuing class, a cohort group, among whom an atmosphere of shared learning; personal, family, ministry and career interests develops. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with major in Biblical Studies and Organizational Leadership.

    The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and Organizational Leadership degree is composed of upper division college- level courses totaling 54 credit hours offered in an accelerated form as follows:

    1. The 54 hours consist of eighteen courses.

    2. At graduation, successful students will have cumulative college-level credits as follows:

    • 54-hours CBS baccalaureate core curriculum–all earned at CBS
    • 36-hours general education courses–transferred-in and/or earned at CBS
    • 30-hours free elective courses–transferred-in and/or earned at CBS

    DEGREE AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    Bachelor students are expected to complete all degree and graduation requirements pursuant to their degree program no later than one year following the successful completion of the research project course. Failure to comply will result in the student being withdrawn from the Bachelor’s program and subjected to re-enrollment procedures and fees.

    1. Successful completion of all admissions requirements including completion of high school diploma or GED

    2. 54 credit hours of BSOL curriculum

    3. 36 credit hours of approved general education

    4. 30 credit hours of approved free electives

    5. Cumulative 2.0 grade point average

    6. Satisfactory completion of 2 units in Christian Service Learning Program and 2 Spiritual Formation units

    7. Intent to Graduate Form filed by submitted date

    8. Academic advising sessions including all post testing and measurements

    9. Graduation/Diploma fee

    10. No unresolved disciplinary matter, including but not limited to, student code of conduct violations, library, and/or financial obligation.

    11. Completion of exit counseling for students with Stafford or PLUS loans

    12. Approval by CBS faculty

    13. See Graduation Requirements for additional requirement(s) for all academic programs

    DEGREE PLAN FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP (ADCP)

    This cohort program is a lockstep program and the MAJOR COURSES are designed to be taken in order as shown by this table:

    GENERAL STUDIES

    HRS

    MAJOR COURSES

    HRS

    ENGLISH 9 hours

     

    GENERAL EDUCATION 3 hours

     

    English Composition 1

    3

    ENGL 3330 Advanced Research and Writing

    3

    English Composition 2

    3

    BIBLE and THEOLOGY 27 hours

     

    Literature

    3

    BIBL 3301 Biblical Interpretation

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE 3 hours

     

    THEO 3330 Major Bible Themes

    3

    Western Civilization or US History

    3

    BIBL 3311 Special Issues in the Pentateuch

    3

    PHILOSOPHY/SOCIAL SCIENCES/RELIGIOUS STUDIES 6 hours

     

    BIBL 3312 Special Issues in the Historical and Wisdom Literature

    3

    Social Science/Religious Studies1

    6

    BIBL 3313 Special Issues in the Prophetic Literature

    3

    FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES 3 hours

     

    BIBL 3321 Special Issues in the Gospels

    3

    Fine Arts/Humanities2

    3

    BIBL 3322 Special Issues in Acts and Pauline Epistles

    3

    MATH/SCIENCES 6 hours

     

    BIBL 3323 Special Issues in the General Epistles

    3

    Computer Science or Math

    3

    THEO 3331 Theological Method

    3

    Natural Science3

    3

    ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP STUDIES 24 hours

     

    COMMUNICATIONS 3 hours

     

    LSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian Leadership

    3

    Speech4

    3

    LSOL 3306 Organizational Stewardship and Ethics

    3

    GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 6 hours

     

    LSOL 3308 Organizational Purpose and the Visioning Process

    3

    Any courses from the categories above

    6

    FREE ELECTIVES 30 hours

     

    LSOL 4301 Human Resource Management

    3

     

    30

    LSOL 4302 Financial Management for Organizations

    3

    ORIENTATION non-credit

     

    LSOL 4303 Principles of Marketing

    3

    ORIE 1013 Orientation

    n/a

    LSOL 4304 Project Planning and Management

    3

    CHRISTIAN SERVICE 2 units

     

    LSOL 4306 Applied Organizational Leadership Research

    3

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1

    1u

     

     

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2

    1u

     

     

    SPIRITUAL FORMATION 2 units

     

     

     

    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation 1

    1u

     

     

    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation 2

    1u

     

     

    1 History, Philosophy, Logic, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Public Policy, Counseling, Bible, Theology, Foundations of Spiritual Life or Apologetics.

    2 Foreign Language, Music Theory, Philosophy or Art Appreciation.

    3 Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Geology or Anatomy and Physiology.

    4 Expository Preaching classes, MSPM 3301-3305, may substitute for Speech. These classes are for men only. MSCE 3323 Women Teaching Women may substitute for Speech. This class is for women only. 

    DEGREE PLAN FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP (ADCP)

    Suggested Sequence 

    Year

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    1

    ENGL 3330 Advanced Research and Writing

    BIBL 3301 Biblical Interpretation

    THEO 3330 Major Bible Themes

    BIBL 3311 Special Issues in the Pentateuch

    BIBL 3312 Special Issues in the Historical and Wisdom Literature

    BIBL 3313 Special Issues in the Prophetic Literature

    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation, 1

    BIBL 3321 Special Issues in the Gospels

    BIBL 3322 Special Issues in Acts and Pauline Epistles

    BIBL 3323 Special Issues in General Epistles

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1

    2

    THEO 3331 Theological Method

    LSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian Leadership

    LSOL 3306 Organizational Stewardship and Ethics

    LSOL 3308 Organizational Purpose and the Visioning Process

    LSOL 4301 Human Resource Management

    LSOL 4302 Financial Management for Organizations

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2

    LSOL 4303 Principles of Marketing

    LSOL 4304 Project Planning and Management

    LSCL 4306 Applied Organizational Leadership Research

    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation, 2

     

  • Bachelor of Science with Split Majors in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counselling (BSBC) - Accelerated Degree Completion

    Program Coordinator: Rich Cozart, Ph.D.

    The purpose of the 120 credit hour program with split majors in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree is to provide a biblical model for biblical counseling. The training will prepare men and women to engage in church, parachurch, or private biblical counseling, and provide a base for seminary or other graduate training. The courses offered in the curriculum are not designed to meet academic or other requirements of the State of Texas for licensure as a professional counselor. Upon completion of the program, successful students will:

    1.Demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical Framework model for biblical counseling.

    2.Apply principles of biblical counseling to specific counseling situations.

    On ground students take only one course at a time in the CBS core curriculum, attending one 4-hour class session, with breakout for small-group collaborative and independent work each week. The on ground courses are accelerated courses that are five weeks in length. Online students take classes that are five to seven weeks in length, and the classes occasionally overlap. The program is 24 months of six consecutive semesters, requiring 9 credits each semester from the CBS core curriculum. Students are members of a continuing class, a cohort group, among whom an atmosphere of shared learning; personal, family, ministry, and career interests develops. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science Degree with split majors in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling.

    The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling degree completion program is composed of upper division college-level courses totaling 54-credit hours offered in an accelerated form as follows:

    1. The 54 hours consist of eighteen courses.

    2. Students’ focus will be on one course at a time.

    3. The same group of students will progress through the entire program together.

    4. At graduation, successful students will have cumulative college-level credits as follows:

    • 54 hours CBS baccalaureate core curriculum–all earned at CBS
    • 36 hours general education courses–transferred-in and/or earned at CBS
    • 30 hours free elective courses–transferred-in and/or earned at CBS

    DEGREE AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    Bachelor students are expected to complete all degree and graduation requirements pursuant to their degree program no later than one year following the successful completion of the research project course. Failure to comply will result in the student being withdrawn from the Bachelor’s program and subjected to re-enrollment procedures and fees.

    1. Successful completion of all admissions requirements including completion of high school diploma or GED

    2. 54 credit hours of BSBC curriculum

    3. 36 credit hours of approved general education

    4. 30 credit hours of approved free electives

    5. Cumulative 2.0 grade point average

    6. Satisfactory completion of 2 units in Christian Service Learning Program and 2 Spiritual Formation units

    7. Intent to Graduate Form filed by submitted date

    8. Academic advising sessions including all post testing and measurements

    9. Graduation/Diploma fee

    10. No unresolved disciplinary matter, including but not limited to, student code of conduct violations, library, and/or financial obligation

    11. Completion of exit counseling for students with Stafford or PLUS loans

    12. Approval by CBS faculty

    13. See Graduation Requirements for additional requirement(s) for all academic programs 

    DEGREE PLAN FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING (ADCP)

    This cohort program is a lockstep program and the MAJOR COURSES are designed to be taken in order as shown by this table:

    GENERAL STUDIES

    HRS

     MAJOR COURSES

    HRS

    ENGLISH 9 hours

     

    GENERAL EDUCATION 3 hours

     

    English Composition 1

    3

    ENGL 3330 Advanced Research and Writing

    3

    English Composition 2

    3

    BIBLE and THEOLOGY 27 hours

     

    Literature

    3

    BIBL 3301 Biblical Interpretation

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCE 3 hours

     

    THEO 3330 Major Bible Themes

    3

    Western Civilization or US History

    3

    BIBL 3311 Special Issues in the Pentateuch

    3

    PHILOSOPHY/SOCIAL SCIENCES/RELIGIOUS STUDIES 6 hours

     

    BIBL 3312 Special Issues in the Historical and Wisdom Literature

    3

    Social Science/Religious Studies1

    6

    BIBL 3313 Special Issues in the Prophetic Literature

    3

    FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES 3 hours

     

    BIBL 3321 Special Issues in the Gospels

    3

    Fine Arts/Humanities2

    3

    BIBL 3322 Special Issues in Acts and Pauline Epistles

    3

    MATH/SCIENCES 6 hours

     

    BIBL 3323 Special Issues in General Epistles

    3

    Computer Science or Math

    3

    THEO 3331 Theological Method

    3

    Natural Science3

    3

    COUNSELING STUDIES 24 hours

     

    COMMUNICATIONS 3 hours

     

    MSBC 3311 Theological Foundations for Biblical

    Counseling

    3

    Speech4

    3

    GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 6 hours

     

    MSBC 3312 Comparative Analysis of Psychological

    Counseling, Christian Integrative Counseling, and Biblical

    Counseling

    3

    Any courses from the categories above

    6

    FREE ELECTIVES 30 hours

     

     

    30

    MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework

    Counseling

    3

    ORIENTATION non-credit

     

    ORIE 1013 Orientation

    n/a

    MSBC 3314 Analysis of Common Problems Through

    Biblical Framework Counseling

    3

    CHRISTIAN SERVICE 2 units

     

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1

    1u

    MSBC 3315 Marriage and Family

    3

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2

    1u

    MSBC 4301 Advanced Concepts in Biblical

    Framework Counseling 1

    3

    SPIRITUAL FORMATION 2 units

     

    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation, 1

    1u

    MSBC 4302 Advanced Concepts in Biblical

    Framework Counseling 2

    3

    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation, 2

    1u

     

     

    MSBC 4303 Biblical Counseling Process and

    Methodologies

    3

     

     

    1 History, Philosophy, Logic, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Public Policy, Counseling, Bible, Theology, Foundations of Spiritual Life or Apologetics.

    2 Foreign Language, Music Theory, Philosophy or Art Appreciation.

    3 Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Geology or Anatomy and Physiology.

    4 Expository Preaching classes, MSPM 3301-3305, may substitute for Speech. These classes are for men only. MSCE 3323 Women Teaching Women may substitute for Speech. This class is for women only.

     

    DEGREE PLAN FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING (ADCP)

    Suggested Sequence 

    Year

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    1

    ENGL 3330 Advanced Research and Writing

    BIBL 3301 Biblical Interpretation THEO 3330 Major Bible Themes

    BIBL 3311 Special Issues in the Pentateuch

    BIBL 3312 Special Issues in the Historical and Wisdom Literature

    BIBL 3313 Special Issues in the Prophetic Literature

    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation 1

    BIBL 3321 Special Issues in the Gospels

    BIBL 3322 Special Issues in Acts and Pauline Epistles

    BIBL 3323 Special Issues in General Epistles

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1

    2

    THEO 3331 Theological Method

    MSBC 3311 Theological Foundations for Biblical Counseling

    MSBC 3312 Comparative Analysis of Psychological Counseling, Christian Integrative Counseling, and Biblical Counseling

    MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework Counseling

    MSBC 3314 Analysis of Common Problems Through Biblical Framework Counseling

    MSBC 3315 Marriage and Family

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2

    MSBC 4301 Advanced Concepts in Biblical Framework Counseling 1

    MSBC 4302 Advanced Concepts in Biblical Framework Counseling 2

    MSBC 4303 Biblical Counseling Process and Methodologies

    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation 2

  • Associate Dean of Women’s Discipleship; InstructorDean Zelda Blocker Photo

    • M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary (Biblical and Theological Studies)
    • B.S., Troy University (Computer Science)

    Bio

    Dean Blocker supports her husband – the president of CBS – Dr. William Blocker and serves as Associate Dean of Women’s Discipleship and Instructor in the Discipleship Department. Her leadership experience spans over thirty years as pastor’s wife, speaker, teacher, counselor, and mentor to women in ministry.

    She also serves with the President Wives ministry during the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) annual meetings and encourages women while traveling worldwide.

    At the Moody Bible Institute, Dean Blocker served with a leadership team, leading students to tour and study in Israel, in addition to working as a Technology Consultant.

    Dean Blocker is blessed and thankful to her high school sweetheart for over three decades of marriage, five adult children and two precious grandchildren.

  • Assistant Librarian, Instructor          Luzmar Cobos Picture

    M.L.S., Sam Houston State University

    B.S., College of Biblical Studies-Houston

    A.A., Lone Star College

    Bio

    Professor Cobos has been serving at the College of Biblical Studies in various capacities for almost 20 years. She has a Master of Library Science degree from Sam Houston State University. Prior to graduating with a Master’s degree, she obtained her undergraduate degree in Christian Leadership at the College of Biblical Studies-Houston. Professor Cobos also has some postgraduate course work from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    She brings over 15 years of experience working with adult learners teaching library literacy and research skills. Apart from co-teaching research and writing, she is currently also the Assistant Librarian at the College of Biblical Studies.

    She is a current member of the American Library Association (ALA), the Texas Library Association, and the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL).

    Professor Cobos has also served in various ministry areas throughout her life. She has served in children and youth ministries, prayer ministries, short-term missions, and worship ministries. 

    She and her husband Marlon enjoy traveling abroad, learning about other cultures and languages, and spending time with their precious nieces and nephews.

    Professor Cobos has created a vimeo channel for students to address some of the most frequently asked questions at the library. Click the following link to view https://vimeo.com/librarytutorials, OR if you would like to request a video tutorial on a particular topic or need reference help, please contact the College of Biblical Studies Library through the following link http://www.cbshouston.edu/ask-a-librarian.

  • Associate Academic Dean; Professor

    •B.A., Mississippi College

    •M.A., North Carolina State University

    •Ed.D. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Bio

    In his role as Associate Academic Dean at the College of Biblical Studies-Houston, Dr. Hantla manages library services, strategizes for academic programming, helps with partnerships, and oversees academic excellence as well as faculty development. Dr. Hantla primarily teaching English and Writing at the College.

     

    Dr. Hantla's current research interests range from researching best practices for implementing the flipped classroom design to working with accrediting bodies to accomplish the goals of institutions of higher education and applying effective methods for leading and managing student assessment efforts. His expertise is in effective pedagogical approaches in higher educational settings, educational technology, and higher educational assessment. Dr. Hantla also works with faith-based institutions to help students in discipleship and spiritual formation. He has led numerous conference workshops on these topics and continues to seek out partnerships, speaking engagements, and consulting relationships to impact the educational community using his expertise.

     

    Dr. Hantla combined his work on critical thinking in a quasi-experimental study researching the effects of flipping the classroom on critical thinking variables measured by a critical thinking rubric. He successfully defended his dissertation with the highest score awarded by SEBTS and is working on turning his dissertation into journal publications.

    Publications and Presentations

    •Hantla, B. (2018). Setting Up for Success: Qualtrics Surveying Design and Functionality. Presented at the Technology Learning Conference in Houston, TX, October 2018, (see conference proceedings). Available at: https://uhdtlc.wordpress.com/2018/09/25/setting-up-for-success-qualtrics...

    •Hantla, B. (2018). Set up for Success: Qualtrics Surveying Design and Functionality. Presented at the Texas Association of Institutional Research Summer Workshop in Austin, TX, July 2018, (see conference proceedings). Available at: https://texas-air.org/assets/pdf/TAIR-Summer-Workshops-2017-Official-Fly...

    •Hantla, B., Keith, P. (2017). The Heart of Compliance: Students and Your Policy Manual. Presented at the SACSCOC Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX, December 2017, (see conference proceedings). Available at: https://www.slideshare.net/BryceHantla/the-heart-of-compliance-instituti....

    •Hantla, B. (2017). Flipped Classrooms in the Humanities: Findings from a Quasi-Experimental Study. Christian Perspectives in Education, 10(1), 1-21. Available at: http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cpe/vol10/iss1/1/ 

    •Whitfield, K., Burkett, J., Hantla, B. (2015). Energizing your CASE: A Liberal Arts College’s QEP on Critical Thinking through Writing. Presented at the SACSCOC Annual Meeting in Houston, TX, December 2015 (see conference proceedings). Available at: https://www.slideshare.net/BryceHantla/energizing-your-case-qep-on-criti....

    •Hantla, B. (2015). Engaging Students with the Community through the Flipped Teaching Model: Findings from an Experimental Study. Presented at the 3rd International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference in Orem, UT, January 2015 (see conference proceedings https://www.hetl.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/HETL-SoTE-Conference-Pro...)  

    •Hantla, B. (2014). The effects of flipping the classroom on specific aspects of critical thinking in a humanities college: A quasi-experimental, mixed-methods study. A doctoral dissertation for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, pp. 264. http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED556925 

    •Hantla, B. (2014). Noetic Sanctification: Using Critical Thinking to Facilitate Sanctification of the Mind. Christian Perspectives in Education, 7(1), 1-22. Available at: http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cpe/vol7/iss1/3/ 

    •McGee, D., & Hantla, B. (2013). The Portrayal of Fathers in Popular Media. The Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry, 3(2), 36-46. http://www.sbts.edu/family/files/2013/09/JDFM-3.2-Spring-2013-vFinal-2.pdf

    •McGee, D., & Hantla, B. (2012) An intelligent critique of multiple intelligences: a Christian review for leaders. Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership, 4(1), 3-16. http://www.regent.edu/acad/global/publications/jbpl/vol4no1/jbpl-vol4no1...

    •Coley, K., Hantla, B., Cobb, C. (2013). Best Practices for Beginning a Flipped Classroom in the Humanities. Presented at the NAPCE Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, October 2013 (see conference proceedings). Available at: https://kencoley.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/manuscript-best-practices-f....

    Contributions to Academic Encyclopedias

    •George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Eds.). (2018). Encyclopedia of the Global South. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Editorial Consultant.

    •Mark A. Lamport (Ed.). (2017). The Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Editorial Consultant.

    •Timothy Demy and Paul Shockley (Eds.). (2017). Evangelical America: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious Culture. Denver, CO: ABC-CLIO, LLC. 10 Article Contributions: Association of Christian Schools International; Graham, Billy; Evangelicalism; Family Research Council; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA; Dobson, James; MacArthur, John; Neo-Evangelicalism; Reformed Tradition, Evangelicalism.

    •George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Eds.). (2016). The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Editorial Consultant and 10 Article Contributions: Boardus, Everardus; Gailor, Frank T.; Hammet, William; Hillenbrand, Reynold Henry; Lowrie, Walter; Maxwell, Leslie E.; Onderdonk, Henry U.; Peck, Edmund J.; Slocum, John; Whitfield, James M.

    •George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Eds.). (2015). The Encyclopedia of Christian Education. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 1 Article Contribution: Dykstra, Craig.

     

  • Paul_KeithDistance Education Associate Dean of Operations; Assistant Professor

    • B.S., College of Biblical Studies (Christian Leadership)
    • M.A.C.E., Dallas Theological Seminary (Christian Education)

    Bio

    Shane Boothe serves as the Distance Education Associate Dean of Operations and Assistant Professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas.

    Prior to coming to CBS, Shane served in a variety of roles in the Information Technology field. Shane's first association with CBS was in 1992 when the school was known as the Houston Bible Institute. From that first Bible Study Methods course he fell in love with biblical higher education in general and the College in particular. Shane has been with CBS full-time since 2003, initially serving as the Director of Information Technology and later as the Distance Education Associate Dean of Operations.

    Shane earned his Bachelor of Science in Christian Leadership from the College of Biblical Studies (2006) and a Masters of Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary in January 2012.

    Shane and his wife Connie reside in Humble, Texas and have two daughters (Katelyn and Gracelyn) and a son (Nathan). They are members of Humble First Baptist Church where Shane serves as a Bible teacher.

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    CBS demonstrates a strong commitment to the institution's educational mission through faculty who demonstrate scholarship and a heart for ministry. CBS full-time faculty members have significant ministry experience as well as academic qualifications. For instance, the majority of full-time faculty members and adjunct faculty members serve or have served in a staff position at a local church. Some of these ministries include: Missionary, Church Pastor, Associate Pastor, Director of Church Counseling, Coordinator of Pre-Marital Counseling, Student Ministry Pastor, Pastor of Leadership Development, Evangelism Minister, Christian Education Director, Discipleship Pastor, Worship Leader, Church Planting Pastor, Hispanic Pastor, Pastor of Assimilation, Director of Membership and Maturity, Church Consultant, Consultant for Children's Homes, School Principal, Minister of Missions, Camp Director, Chaplain and Minister to Prisons.

    The College of Biblical Studies is located in Houston, Texas. Leveraging its academic rigor and biblical worldview training, CBS offers a nationally and regionally accredited college education on campus and online, with several programs offered in the Spanish language. Students receive transformational education and training for service to families, ministries, businesses, and communities around the world. CBS has provided biblically based education to more than 26,000 students since 1976


     Dr. Mike Ayers, Professor 

    Dr. Joel Badal, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness; Professor

    Dr. Kirk Barger, Associate Professor

    Dr. John Bechtle, Professor of Biblical Studies

    Esmeralda Barrera, Senior Academic Advisor; Instructor

    Dr. William "Bill" Blocker, President, Professor

    Zelda Blocker, Associate Dean of Women’s Discipleship, Instructor

    Shane Boothe, Distance Education Associate Dean of Operations; Assistant Professor

    Lee Bouldin, Director of Spiritual Formation, Instructor

    Dr. Douglas Brooks, Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, Assistant Professor

    France Brown, Jr., Ernest L. Mays Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Biblical Teaching

    Dr. Brittany Burnette, Distance Education Associate Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Development; Professor

    Luzmar Cobos, Assistant Librarian; Instructor

    Dr. Richard M. Cozart, Professor

    Dr. Nicolas Ellen, Senior Professor

    Dr. Venessa Ellen, Chair of Women's Ministry Department

    Dr. Sergio Estrada, Professor

    Dr. Harold Fisher, Professor

    Dr. Bryce HantlaAcademic Dean; Professor

    Debbie Harper, Sr. Enrollment SErvices Advisor; Assistant Professor

    Alex Hernandez, Assistant Professor

    Paul Keith, Vice President Administration and Chief Operating Officer; Assistant Professor

    Dr. Leonette Lewis, Associate Dean of Stduent, Associate Professor  

    Dr. Israel Loken, Chair, Bible and Theology Departments; Professor

    Artis Lovelady, III, Director of Library Services; Assistant Professor

    Dr. Marvin R. McNeese Jr., Chair, General Education Department; Professor

    Melissa Mosley, Assistant Professor

    Dr. Joseph Parle, Provost; Academic Dean; Professor

    Dr. Phillip Luke Sinitiere, Professor

    Dr. Paul R. Shockley, Professor

    Dr. Lisa Stewart, Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services; Dean of Students; Professor

    Dr. Steve Sullivan, Chair, Ministry Skills Department; Senior Professor

    Dr. Debra D. Watkins, Professor  

    Dr. Tracy WinklerAssistant Campus Store Manager; Instructor

     


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    Melinda Merillat, Public Relations and Corporate Communications 

    Emai: Melinda.merillat@cbshouston.eduPhone: 832.252.0745 or 936.520.1852.


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     We've merged! Now what? Indianapolis Dean Marcus Schrader gives an insider's view of life after merging

     


     

    July 1, 2019

    Merger Press Release

    Crossroads Bible College and College of Biblical Studies have merged           

    CBS-Houston Campus

    Houston, TX – The College of Biblical Studies in Houston, TX and Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, IN have officially merged. This announcement comes at the end of more than 18 months of preparation by boards and leadership teams of both schools to merge the two institutions. With this merger, CBS has relocated the Indianapolis campus from 601 N. Shortridge to the Indianapolis landmark, Pyramids at College Park.

    CBS has worked extensively to expand the opportunities for Crossroads’ students: More degree programs to choose from, lower tuition, expanded scholarships and financial aid, updated technology, modern campus, and most importantly, regional and national accreditation.

    “The College of Biblical Studies and Crossroads Bible College have long shared a common goal of bringing quality biblical higher education to a multiethnic population,” said Dr. Bill Blocker, president of the College of Biblical Studies. “This merger equips us to accomplish this mission in new and greater ways, and it establishes a richer foundation for Indiana communities.”

    The merging of the two schools expands the reach of CBS with the addition of the Indianapolis and Fort Wayne campuses, as well as broadening the on-campus and online programs. “This merger provides our students with exciting opportunities that were not available before. Regional accreditation and new degree programs will prepare them for the future in ways we could not have done on our own." said Dr. Charles Ware, president emeritus of Crossroads Bible College.

    With the completion of the merger, the colleges will operate as the College of Biblical Studies and will offer classes in Houston, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and online.

    About the College of Biblical Studies

    The College of Biblical Studies is located in Houston, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne. Leveraging its academic rigor and biblical worldview training, CBS offers a nationally and regionally accredited college education onground and online with several programs offered in the Spanish language. Students receive transformational education and training for service to families, ministries, businesses, and communities around the world. CBS has provided biblically based education to more than 26,000 students since 1976 and is ranked as one of the lowest tuitions in Texas.

    Please click here for a PDF version of this press release.

     


     

    April 10, 2019

    Crossroads Bible College Leases Space at Iconic Indy Pyramids 
    Commercial Pyramids Indianapolis

    Houston, TX – The College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas has just announced the lease of 21,000 square feet in the Indy Pyramids at College Park, Indianapolis. This lease space will be the new  Indianapolis location of Crossroads Bible College. Crossroads Bible College and the College of Biblical Studies signed an agreement in early 2018 to pursue a merger of the two schools.

     “For CBS-Houston, this merger will expand its reach through the addition of an Indianapolis campus, several regional locations, and online offerings. For Crossroads, this merger will protect its rich heritage while securing a promising future and greater opportunities for students – including regional accreditation,” stated Dr. Bill Blocker, president of the College of Biblical Studies.

    In March, Crossroads sold its current property at 601 N. Shortridge to Indiana Black Expo. “One of the most important factors in this merger is providing the best educational experience we can for our students. In selling the current property and relocating to a more modern facility, we can give our students advantages that we are unable to offer at Shortridge,” stated Dr. Charles Ware, president emeritus of Crossroads Bible College.

    The decision to lease space at this Indy landmark was based on student and staff needs, such as modern conveniences, 24/7 onsite security, fitness center, onsite café, and proximity to the bus line. Classes will continue to be held at the Shortridge location until June 14, and classes will begin at the new location on June 17. The merger is expected to be finalized by June 30 at which time Crossroads will officially become the College of Biblical Studies. 

    Please click here for a PDF version of this press release.

    About the College of Biblical Studies                                                              CBS-Houston Campus
    The College of Biblical Studies-Houston Board of Trustees are pursuing the merger of Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana, subject to the approval of ABHE and SACSCOC accreditation agencies. Leveraging its academic rigor and biblical worldview training, CBS offers a nationally and regionally accredited college education on campus and online, with several programs offered in the Spanish language. Students receive transformational education and training for service to families, ministries, businesses, and communities around the world. CBS has provided biblically based education to more than 26,000 students since 1976, and is ranked as one of the lowest tuitions in Texas. For more information on the pursuit of merger, visit http://www.cbshouston.edu/merger.

     


     

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    July 1, 2019

    Merger Press Release

     

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    The College of Biblical Studies-Houston officially enters into an agreement to pursue merger with Crossroads Bible College 

     
    After months of evaluation and due diligence, the CBS-Houston Board of Trustees has agreed to begin pursuing the merger of Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana, subject to the approval of ABHE and SACSCOC accreditation agencies. We believe Crossroads will be a great addition to the CBS-Houston family.

     

    This merger will accomplish the following:

    • Expand the CBS-Houston reach through the addition of an Indianapolis campus, several regional locations, and online offerings; 
    • Protect the rich heritage of Crossroads while securing a promising future filled with greater opportunities for students. 

    This is an exciting time! God has graciously provided an opportunity that will help expand the reach of CBS-Houston and Crossroads Bible College. Our combined resources and strengths will result in a stronger, more efficient, more effective collaborative ministry. 

     

     

    About the College of Biblical Studies

     

    The College of Biblical Studies is located in Houston, Texas. Leveraging its academic rigor and biblical worldview training, CBS offers a nationally and regionally accredited college education on campus and online, with several programs offered in the Spanish language. Students receive transformational education and training for service to families, ministries, businesses, and communities around the world. CBS has provided biblically based education to more than 26,000 students since 1976, and is ranked as one of the lowest tuitions in Texas. 

     

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  • College of Biblical Studies (CBS) is committed to protecting the privacy of all students, regardless of modality. As a condition of retaining its regional SACSCOC accreditation, CBS is publishing its written procedure for protecting the privacy of students enrolled in distance and correspondence education courses and programs.

    Approach and Procedure
    To protect the privacy of all students, including distance learning students, CBS supports and complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. CBS makes the text of the FERPA act available to all constituents via the CBS website and publications such as the Student Handbook and Academic Catalog.

    At enrollment, all CBS students are issued a unique student identification number. This student ID becomes the unique identifier for the student throughout his/her academic career at the College. CBS does not allow the use of the student's Social Security number as a means of systems access. The College also issues each student a unique CBS email address.

    Through the unique student identification number or the student email address, along with a password, the student is able to access systems such as SonisWeb (student information system), GMail (student email system), Blackboard (learning management system), GlobalVFS (financial aid system), etc.

    In a similar fashion, college personnel are also issues unique login credentials for all CBS systems. In the event of CBS personnel no longer being employed by the school, the former employee's accounts are disabled to prevent access.

    To further help ensure the privacy of all students, all system account permissions follow the principle of least privilege. This approach ensures that a given individual only has permissions to perform system functions and access data that is appropriate for their needs. All systems also employ encryption so that the data cannot be intercepted and read by 3rd parties. And finally, all systems are hosted and maintained by the vendor, ensuring that the systems stay updated and are housed in world-class data centers.

  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE -- FOUR YEAR DEGREE PROGRAM

    Major: Women's Ministry

    Minor: Ministry of the Pastor’s Wife

    GENERAL STUDIES

    HRS

    ADDITIONAL COURSES

    HRS

    ENGLISH 9 hours

     

    BIBLE 21 hours

     

    ENGL 1301 English Composition 1

    3

    BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

    3

    ENGL 1302 English Composition 2

    3

    BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

    3

    ENGL 2312 Research and Writing

    3

    BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

    2

    College Preparedness 3 hours

     

    BIBL 1414 Prophets

    4

    GNED 1301 Steward Your College Experience

    3

    BIBL 1321 Gospels

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 hours

     

    BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

    3

    HIST 2321 Western Civilization 1OR

    HIST 2322 Western Civilization 2

    3

    BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

    3

    THEOLOGY 15 hours

     

    NATURAL SCIENCE/COMPUTER 6 hours

     

    THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological Method

    3

    BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology1

    3

    THEO 1312 God, Christ, and Holy Spirit

    3

    COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

    3

    THEO 1313 Man, Sin, and Salvation

    3

    FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES 9 hours

     

    THEO 1314 Angels, Church, and Prophecy

    3

    ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech2

    3

    THEO 3341 Apologetics

    3

    PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy

    3

    MINISTRY SKILLS 6 hours

     

    PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics

    3

    MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

    3

    CHRISTIAN SERVICE 2 units

     

    MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

    3

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1

    1u

    GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES 12 hours

     

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2

    1u

    General Education Electives

    12

    SPIRITUAL FORMATION 2 units

     

    FREE ELECTIVES 0 hours

     

    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation, 1

    1u

    No free electives

    0

    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation, 2

    1u

     

     

     

    MAJOR COURSES 36 hours

    HRS

    WMIN 3302 The Role of Women in Life and Ministry3

    3

    MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework Counseling

    3

    WMIN 3301 Women’s Spiritual Formation

    3

    MSBC 3315 Marriage and Family

    3

    WMIN 4303 Hospitality and Home Governance3

    3

    WMIN 4301 The Role of Women in Church Administration3 

    3

    WMIN 4302 Women Counseling Women3

    3

    WMIN 4331 Women’s Ministry Development and Design3

    3

    WMIN 4321 Women Shepherding Women3

    3

    WMIN 4322 Developing Leadership Teams for Women3

    3

    WMIN 4323 Survey of the Ministry of the Pastor’s Wife3, 4

    3

    WMIN 4324 Spiritual Health of the Pastor’s Wife3, 4

    3

    1 ASTR 2301 Astronomy may substitute for BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology.

    2 MSMN 1303 Principles of Biblical Teaching and MSWM 3323 Women Teaching Women may substitute for ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech. MSWM 3323 Women Teaching Women is for women only.

    3 These classes are for women only.

    4 WMIN 4323 and WMIN 4324 are taken in lieu of Free Electives above.

     

    Minor: Ministry of the Pastor's Wife

    Purpose: The Bachelor of Science Degree in Women’s Ministry with a minor in the Ministry of the Pastor’s Wife is designed to equip pastors’ wives with a vast array of knowledge and skill in understanding and ministering to women. Students in the Ministry of the Pastor’s Wife program will learn how to develop a philosophy for women’s ministry as well as practical skills to minister and care for other women. Additionally, this program is carefully designed to encourage the pastor’s wife in her personal life as a woman of God and further equip her to sojourn with her husband in ministry. The students will receive biblically based education with practical life applications so that they can study the Word, apply it to their lives and then teach other women how to do the same. Upon completion of the program, the student will be a stronger asset to her pastor/husband and her local church.

    Suggested Sequence

    Year

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    1

    MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

    ENGL 1301 English Composition 1

    COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

    GNED 1301 Steward Your College Experience

    WMIN 3312 The Role of Women in Life and Ministry

    BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

    THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological Method

    ENGL 1302 English Composition 2

    BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

    THEO 1312 God, Christ, and Holy Spirit

    ENGL 2312 Research and Writing

    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation

    2

    BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

    THEO 1313 Man, Sin, and Salvation

    MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework Counseling

    BIBL 1414 Prophets

    General Education Elective

    WMIN 4303 Hospitality and Home Governance

    MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

    THEO 1314 Angels, Church, and Prophecy

    General Education Elective

    WMIN 3301 Women’s Spiritual Formation

    BIBL 1321 Gospels

    THEO 3341 Apologetics

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program

    3

    WMIN 4302 Women Counseling Women

    BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

    PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy

    MSCE 4325 Special Issues in Ministering to Women

    MSBC 3315 Marriage and Family

    BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

    PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics

    General Education Elective

    WMIN 4312 Stages of Women’s Development

    BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology

    HIST 2321 Western Civilization 1 or 2

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program

    4

    WMIN 4301 The Role of Women in Church Administration

    WMIN 4321 Women Shepherding Women

    MSBC 4322 Developing Leadership Teams for Women

    General Education Elective

    WMIN 4323 Survey of the Ministry of the Pastor's Wife

    WMIN 4324 Spiritual Health of the Pastor’s Wife

    WMIN 4331 Women's Ministry Planning and Program Design

    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation

     

  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE -- FOUR YEAR DEGREE PROGRAM

    MAJOR: BIBLICAL STUDIES

    Minor: Women's Ministry

    GENERAL STUDIES

    HRS

    ADDITIONAL COURSES

    HRS

    ENGLISH 9 hours

     

    BIBLE 21 hours

     

    ENGL 1301 English Composition 1

    3

    BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

    3

    ENGL 1302 English Composition 2

    3

    BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

    3

    ENGL 2312 Research and Writing

    3

    BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

    2

    College Preparedness 3 hours

     

    BIBL 1414 Prophets

    4

    GNED 1301 Steward Your College Experience

    3

    BIBL 1321 Gospels

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 hours

     

    BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

    3

    HIST 2321 Western Civilization 1OR

    HIST 2322 Western Civilization 2

    3

    BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

    3

    THEOLOGY 12 hours

     

    NATURAL SCIENCE/COMPUTER 6 hours

     

    THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological Method

    3

    BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology1

    3

    THEO 1312 God, Christ, and Holy Spirit

    3

    COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

    3

    THEO 1313 Man, Sin, and Salvation

    3

    FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES 9 hours

     

    THEO 1314 Angels, Church, and Prophecy

    3

    ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech2

    3

    MINISTRY SKILLS 9 hours

     

    PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy

    3

    MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

    3

    PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics

    3

    MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching

    3

    CHRISTIAN SERVICE 2 units

     

    MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

    3

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1

    1u

    GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES 12 hours

     

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2

    1u

    General Education Electives

    12

    SPIRITUAL FORMATION 2 units

     

    FREE ELECTIVES 6 hours

     

    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation, 1

    1u

    Free Electives

    6

    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation, 2

    1u

     

     

     

    MAJOR COURSES 30 hours

     

    ETHICS, LEADERSHIP AND COUNSELING COURSES 9 hours

    LSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian Leadership

    3

    MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework Counseling

    3

    BIBLE AND THEOLOGY ELECTIVES 3 hours

     

    BIBL 4331 Advanced Hermeneutics

    3

    THEO 3341 Apologetics

    3

    Women’s Ministry - MINOR COURSES 18 hours

     

    MSBC 3315 Marriage and Family

    3

    WMIN 3301 Spiritual Formation3

    3

    WMIN 3302 The Role of Women in Life and Ministry3

    3

    WMIN 4321 Women Shepherding Women3

    3

    WMIN 4322 Developing Leadership Teams for Women3

    3

    WMIN 4323 Survey of the Ministry of the Pastor’s Wife3

    3

    G

    1 ASTR 2301 Astronomy may substitute for BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology

    2 MSMN 1303 Principles of Biblical Teaching and MSWM 3323 Women Teaching Women may substitute for ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech. MSWM 3323 Women Teaching Women is for women only.

    3 These classes are for women only.

    Minor: Women’s Ministry

    Purpose: The Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies with a minor in Women’s Ministry is designed to equip women with in-depth knowledge of the word of God and the skill to practically apply it to all of life’s many situations. Students in the Women’s Ministry minor will have an opportunity to explore various issues that women face and examine biblical truths that are applicable to those issues. Upon completion of the program the student will be thoroughly equipped to minister to women in their local churches, communities, and families.

    Suggested Sequence

    Year

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    1

    MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

    GNED 1301 Steward Your College Experience

    ENGL 1301 English Composition 1

    COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

    BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

    ENGL 1302 English Composition 2

    THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological Method

    BIBL 1321 Gospels

    THEO 1312 God, Christ, and Holy Spirit

    BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

    ENGL 2312 Research and Writing

    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation

    2

    THEO 1313 Man, Sin, and Salvation

    BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

    BIBL 1414 Prophets

    ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech

    MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching

    General Education Elective

    THEO 1314 Angels, Church, and Prophecy

    BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

    BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

    HIST 2321 Western Civilization 1 or 2.

    BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program

    3

    General Education Elective

    MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

    MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework Counseling

    General Education Elective

    THEO 3341 Apologetics

    LSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian Leadership

    BIBL 4331 Advanced Hermeneutics

    WMIN 3301 Women’s Spiritual Formation

    BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology

    MSBC 3315 Marriage and Family

    WMIN 3302 The Role of Women in Life and Ministry

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program

    4

    WMIN 4321 Women Shepherding Women

    WMIN 4322 Developing Leadership Teams for Women

    PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy

    Elective

    PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics

    WMIN 4323 Survey of the Ministry of Pastor’s Wife

    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation

    Elective

     

  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – FOUR YEAR DEGREE PROGRAM

    MAJOR: BIBLICAL STUDIES

    Minor: Biblical Preaching 

    GENERAL STUDIES

    HRS

    ADDITIONAL COURSES

    HRS

    ENGLISH 9 hours

     

    BIBLE 21 hours

     

    ENGL 1301 English Composition 1

    3

    BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

    3

    ENGL 1302 English Composition 2

    3

    BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

    3

    ENGL 2312 Research and Writing

    3

    BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

    2

    College Preparedness 3 hours

     

    BIBL 1414 Prophets

    4

    GNED 1301 Steward Your College Experience

    3

    BIBL 1321 Gospels

    3

    SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 hours

     

    BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

    3

    HIST 2321 Western Civilization 1OR

    HIST 2322 Western Civilization 2

    3

    BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

    3

    THEOLOGY 12 hours

     

    NATURAL SCIENCE/COMPUTER 6 hours

     

    THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological Method

    3

    BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology1

    3

    THEO 1312 God, Christ, and Holy Spirit

    3

    COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

    3

    THEO 1313 Man, Sin, and Salvation

    3

    FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES 9 hours

     

    THEO 1314 Angels, Church, and Prophecy

    3

    ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech2

    3

    MINISTRY SKILLS 9 hours

     

    PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy

    3

    MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

    3

    PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics

    3

    MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching

    3

    CHRISTIAN SERVICE 2 units

     

    MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

    3

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1

    1u

    GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES 12 hours

     

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2

    1u

    General Education Electives

    12

    SPIRITUAL FORMATION 2 units

     

    FREE ELECTIVES 6 hours

     

    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation, 1

    1u

    Free Electives

    6

    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation, 2

    1u

     

     

     

    MAJOR COURSES 30 hours

     

    LEADERSHIP AND COUNSELING COURSES 6 hours

     

    LSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian Leadership

    3

    MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework Counseling

    3

    BIBLE AND THEOLOGY 6 hours

     

    BIBL 4331 Advanced Hermeneutics

    3

    THEO 3341 Apologetics

    3

    PASTORAL MINISTRIES - MINOR COURSES 18 hours

     

    MSPM 3300 Introduction to Expository Preaching: Epistolary Literature

    3

    Upper Level Preaching Electives

    15

    1 ASTR 2301 Astronomy may substitute for BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology

    2 MSPM 3300 Introduction to Expository Preaching: Epistolary Literature or MSMN 1303 Principles of Biblical Teaching Lab may substitute for ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech. Students declaring the Biblical Preaching minor, who substitute MSPM 3300 Introduction to Expository Preaching: Epistolary Literature for ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech will complete 18 additional hours of preaching courses to satisfy their Biblical Preaching minor requirements. Alternatively, students declaring the Biblical Preaching minor who do not substitute MSPM 3300 Introduction to Expository Preaching: Epistolary Literature for ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech will complete MSPM 3300 Introduction to Expository Preaching: Epistolary Literature and 15 additional hours of preaching courses to satisfy their Biblical Preaching minor requirements.

    Minor: Biblical Preaching

    Purpose: The purpose of the Biblical Preaching minor is to equip students with the core competencies central to developing and delivering sermons that are Bible-centered, clear, interesting, relevant and life-changing. It is comprised of 18 hours of required and elective preaching courses.

    Students learn to develop messages from multiple emphases and genres of biblical literature and to deliver them using a variety of homiletical expressions to the greater glory of God.

    Suggested Sequence

    Year

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    1

    MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

    GNED 1301 Stewarding Your College Experience

    ENGL 1301 English Composition 1

    COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

    BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

    BIBL 1321 Gospels

    ENGL 1302 English Composition 2

    THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological Method

    THEO 1312 God, Christ, and Holy Spirit

    BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

    ENGL 2312 Research and Writing

    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation

    2

    THEO 1313 Man, Sin, and Salvation

    ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech

    BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

    General Education Elective

    MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching

    THEO 1314 Angels, Church, and Prophecy

    BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

    General Education Elective

    BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

    BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology

    HIST 1322 Western Civilization 1 or 2

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program

    3

    MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework Counseling

    MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

    BIBL 1414 Prophets

    General Education Elective

    THEO 3341 Apologetics

    MSPM 3300 Introduction to Expository Preaching: Epistolary Literature

    LSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian Leadership

    General Education Elective

    Upper Level Preaching Elective

    BIBL 4331 Advanced Hermeneutics

    Upper Level Preaching Elective

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program

    4

    PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy

    Upper Level Preaching Elective

    Upper Level Preaching Elective

    Free Elective

    PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics

    Upper Level Preaching Elective

    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation

    Free Elective

     

     

  • Bachelor of Science - Four Year Degree Program

    Major: Biblical Studies

    Program Coordinator: Israel Loken, Ph.D. 

    Purpose and Objectives: The Biblical Studies major is designed to equip men and women with the skills necessary for ministry in a variety of contexts. Built on the foundation of inductive Bible interpretation, the program includes training in Christian Leadership and Biblical Counseling. Upon completion of the  program, successful students will be able to:

    1. Defend biblically one’s position on major biblical interpretiveissues.
    2. Learn and apply principles for Christianministry.
    3. Categorize major doctrines of the Bible.

    Graduation Requirements:

    1. Successful completion of all admissions requirements including completion of high school diploma or GED
    2. Minimum of 24 hours in major completed at CBS
    3. Minimum of 120 hours tograduate
    4. Satisfactory completion of all requirements on Official DegreePlan
    5. Satisfactory completion of 2 units in Christian Service LearningProgram and 2 Spiritual Formation units
    6. Cumulative 2.0 grade pointaverage
    7. Academic advising sessions including pre and posttesting/measurements
    8. Intent to Graduate Form filed by submitteddeadline
    9. Graduation/Diplomafee
    10. No unresolved disciplinary matter, including but not limited to, student code of conduct violations, library, or financialobligation
    11. Completion of exit counseling for students with Stafford or PLUSloans
    12. Approval by CBS faculty
    13. See Graduation Requirements for additional requirement(s) for all academicprograms

    MAJOR: BIBLICAL STUDIES

    Minor: None

    GENERAL STUDIES HRS ADDITIONAL COURSES HRS
    ENGLISH 9 hours   BIBLE 21 hours  
    ENGL 1301 English Composition 1 3 BIBL 1311 Pentateuch 3
    ENGL 1302 English Composition 2 3 BIBL 1312 Historical Literature 3
    ENGL 2312 Research and Writing 3 BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature 2
    College Preparedness 3 hours   BIBL 1414 Prophets 4
    GNED 1301 Steward Your College Experience 3 BIBL 1321 Gospels 3
    SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 hours   BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles 3
    HIST 2321 Western Civilization 1ORHIST 2322 Western Civilization 2 3 BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation 3
    THEOLOGY 12 hours  
    NATURAL SCIENCE/COMPUTER 6 hours   THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological Method 3
    BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology1 3 THEO 1312 God, Christ, and Holy Spirit 3
    COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing 3 THEO 1313 Man, Sin, and Salvation 3
    FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES 9 hours   THEO 1314 Angels, Church, and Prophecy 3
    ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech2 3 MINISTRY SKILLS 9 hours  
    PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy 3 MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods 3
    PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics 3 MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching 3
    CHRISTIAN SERVICE 2 units   MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life 3
    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1 1u GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES 12 hours  
    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2 1u General Education Electives 12
    SPIRITUAL FORMATION 2 units   FREE ELECTIVES 6 hours  
    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation, 1 1u Free Electives 6
    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation, 2 1u    

     

    MAJOR COURSES 30 hours HRS
    LEADERSHIP COURSES 3 hours  
    LSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian Leadership 3
    BIBLE/THEOLOGY 6 hours  
    BIBL 4331 Advanced Hermeneutics 3
    THEO 3341 Apologetics 3
    BIBLICAL COUNSELING COURSE 3 hours  
    MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework Counseling 3
    Upper Level Bible or Theology or Women's Ministry or Ministry Skills or Language Department Electives 18 hours  
    Upper Level Bible or Theology or Women's Ministry or Ministry Skills or Language Department Electives      18

    1 ASTR 2301 Astronomy may substitute for BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology

    2 MSMN 1303 Principles of Biblical Teaching, Expository Preaching classes, MSPM 3300-3305, and MSWM 3323 Women Teaching Women may substitute for ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech. Expository Preaching classes, MSPM 3300-3305, are for men only. MSWM 3323 Women Teaching Women is for women only.

    Suggested Sequence

    Year

    Fall

    Spring

    Summer

    1

    MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

    GNED 1301 Stewarding Your College Experience

    ENGL 1301 English Composition 1

    COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

    BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

    BIBL 1321 Gospels

    ENGL 1302 English Composition 2

    THEO 1311 Introduction to
    Theological Method

    THEO 1312 God, Christ, and Holy Spirit

    BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

    ENGL 2312 Research and Writing

    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation

    2

    THEO 1313 Man, Sin, and Salvation

    ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech

    BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

    General Education Elective

    MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching

    THEO 1314 Angels, Church, and Prophecy

    BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

    General Education Elective

    BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

    BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology

    HIST 1322 Western Civilization 1 or 2

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program

    3

    MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework Counseling

    MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

    BIBL 1414 Prophets

    General Education Elective

    THEO 3341 Apologetics

    Upper Level Bible or Theology or Women's Ministry or Ministry Skills or Language Department Elective

    LSOL 3301 Introduction to Christian Leadership

    General Education Elective

    Upper Level Bible or Theology or Women's Ministry or Ministry Skills or Language Department Elective

    BIBL 4331 Advanced Hermeneutics

    Upper Level Bible or Theology or Women's Ministry or Ministry Skills or Language Department Elective

    MCSP 2011 Christian Service Learning Program

    4

    PHIL 2304 Intro to Philosophy

    Upper Level Bible or Theology or Women's Ministry or Ministry Skills or Language Department Elective

    Upper Level Bible or Theology or Women's Ministry or Ministry Skills or Language Department Elective

    Free Elective

    PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics

    Upper Level Bible or Theology or Women's Ministry or Ministry Skills or Language Department Elective

    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation

    Free Elective

     

      

  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – FOUR YEAR DEGREE PROGRAM

    Major: Biblical Counseling

    Program Coordinator: Nicolas Ellen, D.Min.

    Purpose and Objectives: The purpose of the 120-hour program with major in Biblical Counseling culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree is to provide a thoroughly biblical model for biblical counseling. The training will prepare men and women to engage in church, parachurch, or private biblical counseling, and provide a base for seminary or other graduate training. The courses offered in the curriculum are not designed to meet academic or other requirements of the State of Texas for licensure as a professional counselor. Upon completion of the program, successful students will:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical Framework model for biblicalcounseling.
    2. Apply principles of biblical counseling to specific counselingsituations.

     Graduation Requirements:

    1. Successful completion of all admissions requirements including completion of high school diploma orGED
    2. Minimum of 24 hours in major completed atCBS
    3. Minimum of 120 hours tograduate
    4. Satisfactory completion of all requirements on Official DegreePlan
    5. Satisfactory completion of 2 units in Christian Service LearningProgram and 2 Spiritual Formation units
    6. Cumulative 2.0 grade pointaverage
    7. Academic advising sessions including pre and posttesting/measurements
    8. Intent to Graduate Form filed by submitteddeadline
    9. Graduation/Diplomafee
    10. No unresolved disciplinary matter, including but not limited to, student code of conduct violations, library, or financialobligation
    11. Completion of exit counseling for students with Stafford or PLUSloans
    12. Approval by CBSfaculty
    13. See Graduation Requirements for additional requirement(s) for all academicprograms

    Major Biblical Counseling

    GENERAL STUDIES HRS ADDITIONAL COURSES HRS
    ENGLISH 9 hours   BIBLE 21 hours  
    ENGL 1301 English Composition 1 3 BIBL 1311 Pentateuch 3
    ENGL 1302 English Composition 2 3 BIBL 1312 Historical Literature 3
    ENGL 2312 Research and Writing 3 BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature 2
    College Preparedness 3 hours   BIBL 1414 Prophets 4
    GNED 1301 Steward Your College Experience 3 BIBL 1321 Gospels 3
    SOCIAL SCIENCES 3 hours   BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles 3
    HIST 2321 Western Civilization 1OR HIST 2322 Western Civilization 2 3 BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation 3
    THEOLOGY 12 hours  
    NATURAL SCIENCE/COMPUTER 6 hours   THEO 1311 Introduction to Theological Method 3
    BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology1 3 THEO 1312 God, Christ, and Holy Spirit 3
    COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing 3 THEO 1313 Man, Sin, and Salvation 3
    FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES 9 hours   THEO 1314 Angels, Church, and Prophecy 3
    ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech2 3 MINISTRY SKILLS 6 hours  
    PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy 3 MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods 3
    PHIL 3305 Christian Ethics 3 MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching 3
    CHRISTIAN SERVICE 2 units   MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life 3
    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1 1u GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES 12 hours  
    MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2 1u General Education Electives 12
    SPIRITUAL FORMATION 2 units   FREE ELECTIVES 6 hours  
    MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation, 1 1u Free Electives 6
    MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation, 2 1u    

     

    MAJOR COURSES 30 hours

    HRS

    MSBC 3311 Theological Foundations for Biblical Counseling

    3

    MSBC 3312 Comparative Analysis of Psychological Counseling, Christian Integrative Counseling, and Biblical Counseling

    3

    MSBC 3313 Introduction to Biblical Framework Counseling

    3

    MSBC 3314 Analysis of Common Problems Through Biblical Framework Counseling (Prerequisite: MSBC 3313)

     

    3

    MSBC 3315 Marriage and Family

     

    3

    MSBC 3316 Crisis Counseling

     

    3

    MSBC 3317 Addiction Counseling

     

    3

    MSBC 4301 Advanced Concepts in Biblical Framework Counseling 1 (Prerequisite: MSBC 3314)

     

     3

    MSBC 4302 Advanced Concepts in Biblical Framework Counseling 2 (Prerequisite: MSBC 4301)

     

     3

    MSBC 4303 Biblical Counseling Process and Methodologies (Prerequisite: MSBC 3314)

     

     3